BIIM Trainings

In order to enhance the skill of library professionals about the recent development including ICT, BALID Institute of Information Management (BIIM) has been conducting various training programmes in different parts of the country. This is an ongoing process of BALID activities. 
E.g., 29 Apr 2017

Workshop on Communication Skills for 21st Century Library Professionals

Saturday, 29 April 2017 (All day)
Training or Workshop
Communication is the way of exchanging information in systematic manner. Professional skills are desirable to make the communication process effective. Different types of communication skills reflect for professionalism in such processes. Especially library professionals are on the front line for communicating in timely manner. Communication skills are indispensable for professional delivery of information and keeping initiatives on track.  Developing such skills has been part of this profession since very beginning and always on dynamic mode to keep pace with ever-changing information need.  Communication skills also have great effect on career development opportunities which reflects through professional writings, presentation, networking, etc.

  • What is a communication skill
  • Parts of communication skill
  • Verbal/nonverbal communication skills
  • Why communication skills are essential
  • How to communicate in interview
  • Communication skills for Library Professionals
Professional writing
  • Basic of professional writing
  • Similarities / differences from general writing
  • Format of professional writing
  • Showcasing of professional writing
  • Need for report writing / power point presentation
Career Development
  • Basics of Career development
  • Process of career development
  • Identify target for career development
  • What can be done for career development
  • Career development in abroad
  • Career development for library professionals
Professional Exploration and Networking
  • Why/ how exploration and networking
  • Planning and goal setting
  • Time for professional development.
  • Skills required in Librarianship
  • Importance of networking
  • Ideas for professional network
Resource Persons:
Facilitator and Coordinator: Ms Hazera Rahman
Trainer: Ms Razina Akhter and M. Monirul Islam (Kanok)

Programme Schedule:
Discussion Session
09:30 – 09:55 Topic 1: Introduction to Communication Skills.
10:00 – 10:45 Topic 2:  Importance of communication skills for 21st century Library professionals)
Tea Break: 10:45 – 11:05
11:10 – 11:55 Topic 3: Professional writing and presentation skill development
12:00 – 12:25 Summary of the Session
12:25 – 12:55 Query Session
Lunch Break: 12:55 – 14:00
Technical Session
14:05 – 14:25 Activity 1: Coordination of experiences sharing
14:25 – 15:25 Activity 2: Group Demonstration   
15:30 – 16:05 Topic 4: Inspiration for Personal career development
16:10 – 16:50 Topic 5: Professional exploration and networking
16:55 – 17:15 Overview of the day and Feedback
17:30 Closing and certificate awarding ceremony

Venue: Eastern University Computer Lab

Course fee:
Tk. 1,000.00 – for Students
Tk. 2,000.00 – for BALID member
Tk. 2,500.00 – for Non-member (Individual/Personal Capacity)
Tk. 3,000.00 – for Institutional Participation

Deadline of Registration: 25 April 2017.

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Two Days Long Training on "DSpace" Institutional Repository

Thursday, 3 August 2017 (All day) to Saturday, 5 August 2017 (All day)
Training or Workshop
DSpace is the software of choice for academic, non-profit, and commercial organizations building open digital repositories.  It is free and easy to install "out of the box" and completely customizable to fit the needs of any organization. DSpace preserves and enables easy and open access to all types of digital content including text, images, moving images, mpegs and data sets.  And with an ever-growing community of developers, committed  to continuously expanding and improving the software, each DSpace installation benefits from the next.
  • What is Institutional Repository/DSpace?
  • Features of DSpace
  • DSpace installation, configuration and customization
  • Creation of metadata (Dublin Core) and item submission
  • Administration of DSpace
  • Metadata (Dublin Core) edit in DSpace
  • Item visibility authorization in DSpace
  • E-people and E-person Management
Resource Persons

  • Mr. Kazi Farhad noman, Assistant Librarian, Southeast University
  • A.K.M. Nurul Alam, Assistant Director, Bangladesh Bank Library
Programme Schedule:

Day 1:
  • Prepare a Machine for Installing DSpace
  • DSpace Installation
  • DSpace Configuration 
  • DSpace Customization
Day 2 :
  • Creating Community and Collection in DSpace
  • Creation of metadata and submission of Items in DSpace
  • Editing Items after uploading
  • Item Visibility authorization
  • E-people and E-person management

Venue: wil be announced soon!

Course fee: wil be announced soon!
Tk. 0,000.00 – for BALID member
Tk. 0,000.00 – for Non-member (Individual/Personal Capacity)
Tk. 0,000.00 – for Institutional Participation

Deadline of Registration: wil be announced soon!
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